Sunday, July 20, 2008

Could Al Gore be any more full of crap?

Yesterday Al Gore thanked bloggers for promoting his global warming climate change agenda.

He also echoed Congressional Democrats' assertions that increasing energy supplies through drilling won't help.

Recent Republican calls to battle rising oil prices with more drilling is “absurd” and a bit like the old hangover cure known as the “hair of the dog,” or having another drink, Gore said.

Absurd? I'd say equating our transportation and energy systems, which today rely almost exclusively on fossil fuels, with a hangover qualifies as not just absurd, but borderline insanity.

Gore said he is trying to enlist 10 million grassroots environmental activists and asked the online organizers for help in doing it. He advocated moving all energy production to renewable sources, such as wind, solar and geothermal, within 10 years.

Meanwhile Gore's monstrous fleet of air-conditioned SUVs and limosines runs on premium unleaded, but not on wind, solar or geothermal.

The accompanying graphs ("Global Cooling (PDF))" were produced by The Herald-Sun of Australia.

A new paper published by the Astronomical Society of Australia has a warning to global warming believers not immediately obvious from the summary:

Based on our claim that changes in the Sun’s equatorial rotation rate are synchronized with changes in the Sun’s orbital motion about the barycentre, we propose that the mean period for the Sun’s meridional flow is set by a Synodic resonance between the flow period (~22.3 yr), the overall 178.7-yr repetition period for the solar orbital motion, and the 19.86-yr synodic period of Jupiter and Saturn.

Or as one of the authors, Ian Wilson, kindly explained to me:

It supports the contention that the level of activity on the Sun will significantly diminish sometime in the next decade and remain low for about 20 - 30 years. On each occasion that the Sun has done this in the past the World’s mean temperature has dropped by ~ 1 - 2 C. 

Oh. Global cooling coming, then. Obvious, really.

As if Gore needed any more support for his intractable position, The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, just reversed its position on climate change.

In the face of all of this, I simply ask: could Al Gore be any more full of crap?

Perhaps his limo drivers know for sure.

Update: Al Gore was a dolt as a student, too.

Linked by: LawHawk and Tom Nelson. Thanks! Hat tip: Catmman

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